Ahn, Musgrave and Shelanski Selected for NCAA Championships

Aiden Ahn. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Aiden Ahn. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Three member of the Yale men's fencing team have been selected to compete in the National Collegiate Men's Fencing Championship: freshman Aiden Ahn (Los Angeles, Calif.) in foil, sophomore Walter Musgrave (Escondido, Calif.) in saber and freshman Isaac Shelanski (Washington, D.C.) in epee. The NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Committee announced the field of 144 competitors Tuesday.

The Championships, hosted by the University of Notre Dame and Indiana Sports Corp, take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 23-26. Fencers will compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second places, and the non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place.

An institution's place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.

A live feed of the semi-final and final bouts will be available on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN App. The semi- finals and finals, along with other championships highlights will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Apr. 5.

 

 

Yale Men's Fencing 2017 NCAA Championship Selections

Epee
Isaac Shelanski

Foil
Aiden Ahn

Saber
Walter Musgrave